Why I prefer to schedule family sessions around sunset | Mesa, AZ family photographer


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So you want to learn about golden hour, huh? It’s a pretty popular time of day for photographers to shoot. Especially as a Mesa, AZ family photographer, where we get plenty of beautiful golden light all year round! I’ll tell you what it is and why I prefer this time of day (for outdoor shoots) to others.

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You may or may not have noticed that all of my open availability for family sessions is in the evening before sunset. I do have some limited daytime sessions available, but I much prefer to shoot in the hours leading up to sunset. This is called the ‘Golden Hour.’ During this time, the lighting is absolutely perfect.

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The perks:

  • You get yummy light flares and beautiful soft light.
  • There are no soft shadows or squinty eyes from the blinding sun at high noon.
  • In the summer, the weather isn’t too hot, so you’re able to relax a little better knowing there isn’t sweat running down your face or making stains on your shirt.
  • During Golden Hour, everything is warm and pretty and gives off a magical feeling.
  • We can also get some sweet silhouette shots as the sun is going down on the horizon.

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If you are in need of a Mesa, AZ family photographer and you like what you see on this blog and in my galleries, be sure to contact me. Let’s schedule a beautiful golden hour photo session for YOUR family!

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